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...without words....

This is a little bit of unfinished business. I wanted the silent central character in The Secret Agent to have the biggest aria in the piece but it soon became apparent that this would compromise the dramatic flow too much and I excised it before the music was more than half finished.  The character got a short interlude: it was the right decision dramatically but the sketches sat on my desk, glowering resentfully until I reworked them into this small obsessive piece.  Perhaps now they'll leave me alone.

...without words... was written for the Endymion 30th anniversary season and I conducted it in their Sound Census series at King's Place in London.  NMC have brought out a CD:

NMC

You can also download Endymion's recording of ...without words... from iTunes; it's part of the album Sound Census.

iTunes

It is scored for flute, clarinet, harp, violin, viola and cello and lasts eight minutes.

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